I Restored This $5 Ebay Junk Gameboy Advance. It Used to be Blue - Retro Console Repair

I found this ruined Gameboy Advance for $5 it was sold as junk and it doesn't work. It is extremely yellow. The original color was transparent light blue called Glacier. This sort of projects are always interesting as I never know if the console has been completely destroyed on the inside or if it has only a small issue. Check out also my Gameboy t-shirt design, I will remove it from the store at the end of March: teespring.com/dmg-01-gameboy-blueprint-by-ot?pid=387&cid=101865
I started the restoration by trying to get the power on. First I tried to clean corroded the contacts. To do that I needed to desolder the top of the switch. New switches can also be bought online if you just prefer to change it. After opening the switch I used isopropyl alcohol to gently clean the contacts. If you can't desolder it you can try to get isopropyl alcohol in the switch and then turn it on and off multiple times (with no batteries) similarly to what I will do with the volume wheel. However I think this is not as good method because it only spreads the dirt on on the inside rather than removing it. Once I got the power on I noticed the volume wheel didn't do much. It occasionally got some contact and turned the volume louder for a brief moment. I thought that it may have the same issue as the power switch. It was so this was very easy fix from the "technical" point. These were the only functional issues I found.
I also removed the yellowing from the plastic shell which was supposed to be colorless. For this I used the same retrobrighting method as always. H2O2 and UV-light. Full tutorial here: denewss.info/channel/oJaJh9acooeqlas/video.html
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  • Katsuki Bakugou
    Katsuki BakugouVor 9 Stunden

    14:02 shouldve just used toothpaste smh 🙄

  • lumps
    lumpsVor 10 Stunden

    "This has not happened before" Me: *visible confusion* Him: *visible RAGE*

  • Taylor Dampier
    Taylor DampierVor Tag

    Omg a gameboy that's not closed shut with duck tape

  • Danny Jones
    Danny JonesVor Tag

    Unintentional ASMR

  • BreeStake Bobba
    BreeStake BobbaVor 2 Tage

    Alternate Universe: Yep, the switch is broken *video ends*

  • Jake Blue
    Jake BlueVor 3 Tage

    Watching this makes me want to take out my old N64 and clean the heck out of it

  • GameCube Player

    GameCube Player

    Vor 2 Tage

    you need gamebit to open it

  • Silent K Gaming
    Silent K GamingVor 4 Tage

    I find these console restorations fascinating! But who are these monsters that neglect them like this?! Like, this dirt and damage has got to be intentional!

  • Chase Martinie
    Chase MartinieVor 4 Tage

    is nobody going to talk about the fact that the price is always 5 dollars

  • Robert Spradlin
    Robert SpradlinVor 4 Tage


  • Commonly Normal
    Commonly NormalVor 5 Tage

    Indonesian people be like( seeing the IPA thingy: IPA KAN Ilmu pengetahuan alam?/ Science in English.

    PEMS TVVor 5 Tage

    *I restored this $5 ebay junk gameboy advance and earned $500 in this video

  • Nicolás Carollo
    Nicolás CarolloVor 5 Tage

    I can't tell you enough how much do I love this console.

  • •Toasted_Waffle•
    •Toasted_Waffle•Vor 5 Tage

    The epic gameplay of donkey Kong kicking everyone's ass in go-carting

  • Kylie Smith
    Kylie SmithVor 7 Tage

    This is really relaxing to watch

  • estilo 64
    estilo 64Vor 7 Tage

    Dont worry the ductor is here :D

  • Davina Lukaluka
    Davina LukalukaVor 7 Tage

    Sayang ngayun ko lang to nakita.. Di ko na makita Game Boy Advance ko 😭😭😭.. Nakakamis mag laro..

  • Abhishek Pratap
    Abhishek PratapVor 8 Tage

    I would suggest to use paintbrush 🖌️ when it comes to clean small components, that would do better job

  • Coyote Gaming
    Coyote GamingVor 8 Tage

    Only needed a bath and now $5 - $>100

  • Coyote Gaming
    Coyote GamingVor 8 Tage

    Junk This guy: haha screwdriver go brrrr

  • AG Aquatics
    AG AquaticsVor 8 Tage

    I still have one of these with a couple games lion king 1/2 Kim possible monster ink and some others I don't remember I think I'm going to go dig it out and grab some double As and play it for old time sake

  • RainbowLottie10
    RainbowLottie10Vor 9 Tage

    *DONT WORRY HERES THE DUCTOR!* - Odd Tinkering

  • BZW
    BZWVor 9 Tage


  • Pat Halligan
    Pat HalliganVor 9 Tage

    Can I purchase this from you?

  • PEPSI Refri
    PEPSI RefriVor 9 Tage

    Random: 14:07, minecraft eating sound

  • NoLimit
    NoLimitVor 9 Tage

    Keep it real.... How many times did you play it to get the 1st for the Video? XD

  • a b
    a bVor 10 Tage


  • Erwin Saputra
    Erwin SaputraVor 10 Tage

    Alcohol will safe your life haha

  • deepblue153
    deepblue153Vor 10 Tage

    I didn’t think he was actually going to retrobright it! I’m impressed.

  • Sarah Reed
    Sarah ReedVor 10 Tage

    What do they do with the restored projects? Do they sell or keep them?

  • MasterToast2000
    MasterToast2000Vor 10 Tage

    I wish I could make a living repairing small electronics like this.

  • rocket 064
    rocket 064Vor 11 Tage

    10:31 duck has airpods

  • Trash Kaylie

    Trash Kaylie

    Vor 10 Tage

    i’m not sure if you’re joking but in case you’re not those are the earpieces to the stethoscope

  • Stonecold
    StonecoldVor 11 Tage

    Great video. I restored a bunch of these. Always put a glass screen on them. Cheap fix that really makes a difference. www.ebay.com/itm/193620016394

  • ViktorG
    ViktorGVor 12 Tage

    Do u sell them if u don't make a vid on all of the devices u restored

  • Ashes1032
    Ashes1032Vor 12 Tage

    Wow, I had that same glacier blue GBA. It's absolutely WILD that it can turn that color. So gross.

  • Livys Things
    Livys ThingsVor 12 Tage

    The person who sold it to him Before: yea you can have this for 5 bucks After: gimme me money back and my game boy Lol💜💜💜💜💜💜 love the vids 🌸🥰

  • Yapımını Göster
    Yapımını GösterVor 12 Tage

    13:10 first rage is coming out

  • SamJohnsonAZ
    SamJohnsonAZVor 12 Tage

    I used to have this exact game boy. I’d be playing Mario cart in the bus on my way home from school. Those were the days

  • Hell Cat
    Hell CatVor 12 Tage

    This is just ASMR for your eyes

  • MEHDI Zed3D
    MEHDI Zed3DVor 12 Tage

    what was that sound at 11:30?😂😂😂😂 were you hungry?

  • Bryan Geisler
    Bryan GeislerVor 13 Tage

    4:17 roblox logo located

  • herochrisx
    herochrisxVor 13 Tage

    How do you dry the parts after putting IPA on them?

  • ricardo ricardo
    ricardo ricardoVor 13 Tage

    is there a repair video of something or are all of them just a clean up video

  • Pedro Rodrigues
    Pedro RodriguesVor 13 Tage

    I love this gba, but the gba sp is so attractive because of the illuminated screen... but this one it's better on design

  • GameCube Player

    GameCube Player

    Vor 13 Tage

    this gba has ips screen mod

  • SpAzMaNiK
    SpAzMaNiKVor 13 Tage

    I wonder if you could use glass rocks, like the clear ones to hold that stuff down and allow 100% of the UV to penetrate all areas still.

  • Petskinton 501
    Petskinton 501Vor 14 Tage

    The guy selling this probably lived in sand castle and it collapsed to him

  • Neil Saldana-O'Brien
    Neil Saldana-O'BrienVor 14 Tage

    Love these videos, they inspired me to take apart and clean a GBA myself and it went pretty well! But it still has some scratches, especially on the screen. Can you provide a list of the materials needed to polish the screen and shell? I have some high grit sandpaper and PlastX, but the resin polish is a mystery and I would like to get the right one. Great videos, great channel!

  • ram abby
    ram abbyVor 14 Tage

    if only the previous seller had just cleaned it with the isiskdoosa alcohol shit.

  • Aldo Torres C.
    Aldo Torres C.Vor 15 Tage

    El gta advance

  • Mark Wolf
    Mark WolfVor 16 Tage

    Bro, awesome video, i'm your fan jeje, one question, if you got a triggers with fail (no response), what will you do, replace it or try to repair it?

  • Wan Ea
    Wan EaVor 16 Tage

    Wah.... U using GP batteries thank you


    restore my ps2 there

  • Albert Valenzuela
    Albert ValenzuelaVor 17 Tage

    this is my dream toy when i was a kid but my parents can't afford to buy me.. so lucky are the children who have it.

  • Izabela Wilson
    Izabela WilsonVor 17 Tage

    We can HEAR he smiling when the stuff comes to life. This is simply precious!

  • MysticWandaYT
    MysticWandaYTVor 18 Tage

    I just can't imagine how many things he fixed are in his house

  • Lucky Hands Restoration
    Lucky Hands RestorationVor 18 Tage

    Good job 👏👏👏

  • Yslaine Oliveira
    Yslaine OliveiraVor 18 Tage

    Pq o DEnewss me recomendou esse vídeo? Eu não sei, mas é muito satisfatório ver ele consertando e deixando como novo

  • norespires
    norespiresVor 18 Tage

    I think the knife have to be restored too...😂😂

  • Kristoferrev Petite
    Kristoferrev PetiteVor 18 Tage

    Therapy session

  • Greg Lane
    Greg LaneVor 19 Tage

    The fact that it still had a battery cover is a miracle. My shit would break within the first 3 months every time.

  • Lulu Pinow
    Lulu PinowVor 20 Tage

    how cool the first time i see a game boy advance

  • Thompson Kids
    Thompson KidsVor 20 Tage

    The dudes pretty good at mario kart

  • Thompson Kids
    Thompson KidsVor 20 Tage

    I dont know about you guys, but i was mildly surprised when he used freaking car polish on the screen

  • Mariana AKA Flo
    Mariana AKA FloVor 21 Tag

    Hello my friend very cool

  • Arnée
    ArnéeVor 22 Tage

    The ROI on this video is phenomenal

  • Arnée
    ArnéeVor 22 Tage

    I remember finding your channel nearly 3 years ago and binged all your videos in one day. I knew you’d blow up, now i have so much more to watch. I’m so happy for you.

  • Titif Massaoud
    Titif MassaoudVor 22 Tage

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  • Samuel Arias
    Samuel AriasVor 23 Tage

    These products that you restore, do you sell them? or do you keep them for yourself? you do it very well

  • Hunk gaming
    Hunk gamingVor 23 Tage

    Quiero que sepas soy latinoamericano y me encanta tus vídeos

  • Jesse Bensen
    Jesse BensenVor 23 Tage

    I always treated my gameboy color, advance, and advance sp systems very well as a kid. Did these kids decide it would be cool to bury them in their backyard or something?

  • gelli kitty UwU edd
    gelli kitty UwU eddVor 24 Tage

    wow is clear video game

  • Pencil23
    Pencil23Vor 24 Tage

    3:18 typo "meas", correcter "means".

  • Alexander McComb
    Alexander McCombVor 25 Tage

    That serial number has my name in it.

  • Jim giron
    Jim gironVor 25 Tage

    Big fun for my boy advance(≧∇≦)/

  • Raul Garibay
    Raul GaribayVor 25 Tage

    This is what making the world a better place looks like.

  • jack hickey
    jack hickeyVor 26 Tage

    this man takes one mans trash is another mans treasure really seriously

  • Locoflash 22
    Locoflash 22Vor 26 Tage

    Junk game boys sell big on eBay now. Was inspired now I’ll just watch you haha

  • Karbry Ramirez
    Karbry RamirezVor 28 Tage

    Wow! It looks great. I love your videos

  • pixxel
    pixxelVor 29 Tage

    Why do you need to cover the- this part 12:36

  • Jim Halpert
    Jim HalpertVor 29 Tage

    Nobody: Me when I see hydrogen peroxide: Mmmm forbidden sprite. 😍

  • 9s Memories
    9s MemoriesVor 29 Tage

    The worth has increased by 10$

  • ana ROBLES
    ana ROBLESVor 29 Tage

    Can you give me that game boy advance pls

  • DisneyTLK110
    DisneyTLK110Vor 29 Tage

    That power switch could've used a LOT more cleaning, it's supposed to be all shiny.

  • Mystique 7000
    Mystique 7000Vor Monat

    You Sir are a God!

  • Ashley Woedy
    Ashley WoedyVor Monat

    I’d literally pay you to fix my pink game boy advance square body, you did such an amazing job on this one 🙂

  • William West
    William WestVor Monat

    Ebay: This Gameboy is just a piece of junk. It isn't worth much. Odd Tinkering: Hold my beer.

  • Gavin bw
    Gavin bwVor Monat

    Can u put the link for it in the comment section? Thanks

  • Nori
    NoriVor Monat

    You, sir, make me want to get into restoring old consoles...

  • Regina Aguiar
    Regina AguiarVor Monat

    i have school tomorrow morning what am i doing here

  • Luis Aldana
    Luis AldanaVor Monat

    How are you finding consoles this cheap? I look and they want much more.

  • Antonito Mamani moroco
    Antonito Mamani morocoVor Monat

    If it sells for $ 5, I buy it on the game boy advance

  • cffd
    cffdVor Monat

    4:16 roblox logo 0-0

  • Deadsea 1993
    Deadsea 1993Vor Monat

    I've never understood why people dislike your videos. 2,000 people must be jealous that they lack the skill to do this. You give this stuff new life while most would toss it in a trash can.

  • Si soy Wen
    Si soy WenVor Monat

    This is so freaking satisfying ☺️☺️☺️

  • Lee Thomas
    Lee ThomasVor Monat

    The amount of hrs I spent being payed to work while I played Advanced Wars on a GBA just like this is insane..

  • Lance Kumazuki
    Lance KumazukiVor Monat

    There is something oddly therapeutic about watching you repair and restore old tech. Good job my friend.

  • SamFix Phone Restoration
    SamFix Phone RestorationVor Monat

    *_the power of alcohol_* it fixes life as it fixes gadgets 😂

  • Fernando Sosa
    Fernando SosaVor Monat

    Retro tus nalgaas

  • GalacticStorm
    GalacticStormVor Monat

    Ga. I remember having that kind of colored Advance. It just died on me one day. Absolutely loved it, and I still kept the games.

  • Bella Chavez
    Bella ChavezVor Monat

    I love vintage

  • Bella Chavez
    Bella ChavezVor Monat

    Awsome love it